FIFA World Cup

Old order changeth

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Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic scoring the winning goal against England in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11. Photo: DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

Members of the Russian team react as their goalkeeper makes a save that defeated Spain in the penalty shootout in the Round of 16 match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP

France’s Zinedine Zidane (second from left) is hugged by teammates after he scored a goal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, in the 1998 Football World Cup final match between Brazil and France on July 12, 1998. Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP

No team is invincible anymore. The 2018 FIFA World Cup has given hope to smaller teams that nothing is impossible.
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